Little Jumbo

This little terror did not start out with blue eyes. Many times when I paint I will mentally digress from the road, adding or subtracting elements as I progress. Nearing completion, without a title, this song played; Behind Blue Eyes is sung from the point of view of a faux villain named Jumbo. The song is a first-person lament from Jumbo, who is angry and full of angst because of all the pressure and temptation that surrounds him.

“When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile, tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool

If I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
If I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes”

Part of “Roots of EVL” Show


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